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Zero travel time is great for a busy schedule.
Typically priced lower than local lessons.
Online students stick with lessons as long as local students.
Lydia has taught my son piano for 10 years, demonstrating patience from the time he was three and successfully encouraging him to conti
Our son has been taking drum lessons from Jesse for over a year now. We are amazed at his progress and so pleased that he has deve
She is my daughter's piano teacher. My daughter loves her teacher and really likes music lessons. She is so nice, patient and profess
Jeff has been very patient with my 8 year old grandson. Jeff is competent and friendly. Thanks Jeff."
What I like most about Byron is that his lessons go beyond simply teaching guitar. Byron helps his students understand music as a w
Kan is absolutely a super good teacher I've ever met! I have learned more than one year with her. She is very patient and nice to her
Asuku is excellent at teaching piano. She has taught me how to read music. Asuku has an amazing voice and is a very profession
If you need a great guitar teacher, Brian Silverman is the man! Brian teaches one-on-one in a clean, private studio
I contacted Jim through TakeLessons because I saw that he had the best reviews on the site and he is not far from where I
Jim started out by first figuring out what my goals were in playing guitar so that he could take the most suitable approach in teaching me. At our first lesson, he had me play what I could and he gave me advice on all the fundamentals that are really important. He even noticed that I had an unorthodox way of making a G chord and gave me tips on the proper way to position my fretting hand so that, decades down the road, I do not run into trouble with pain and that sort of thing. Whheeeeeewwwww. Good save there.
Jim is very good at seeing the big picture in context with your goals as a student and delivering the lesson accordingly. He takes notes and emails them to you after the lesson, which is very nice to have. He makes videos during the lesson and then sends you a link to the video so that you can watch it a million times if you need. He does his best to accommodate your schedule if anything comes up and you have to reschedule, which I have done several times.
Jim is easy-going and has a good sense of humor, which makes the lesson more enjoyable.
In addition, Jim also performs very often in the local area and one time I was fortunate enough to see him perform in his band. His guitar solo gave me chills in my spine. This might seem off-topic, but it's not, because the reason I bring it up is because I was inspired to want to play more often and learn more because I see my guitar teacher rocking the stage and who doesn't want to do that, and also if you're going to pay for something, don't you want to make sure you're getting the best product out there? Jim is a true professional and boy can he play. Please excuse the run-on sentence.
I'm leaving this review because I'm moving and I just had my last lesson with Jim and the money I invested was money well spent."
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David F. has also taught advanced guitar and music theory to several professional musicians who already play other instruments fluently including Oscar nominee Scott Rogness, who co-wrote and performed the songs featured in the movie That Thing You Do. Scott had this to say about his study with David:
"I studied with David for about 8 months. Although proficient on keyboards, a singer and
David F. plays a custom built guitar with Bartoline electronics made by Jay Rhyne in Atlanta, GA. For live performances, David uses a Roland Guitar Synth and an Apple PowerBook with Logic audio for mixing his arsenal of software synthesizers and samplers, as well as Guitar Rig for guitar effects processing. When in Nashville contact David F. for private guitar lessons.
I am always looking for the band that will allow me to express myself, my influences include Hendrix, Page, Dimeola, Weather Report, Chick Corea, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and many others.
I read music and charts, and between practicing, teaching, playing, and recording, I have spent 80+ hours a week for the past 34 years with a guitar. I like to soar in the wind when I am playing."
*** Lesson Details ***
Almost all of my students learn bar chords and how to use them in song they want to play in the first hour of lesson time.
Almost all of my students begin in the first lesson with songs like Little Wing and Georgia On My Mind, and Stairway To Heaven, with the right chords in sheet music form. Once you learn how to do that you can begin to take yourself through songbooks, if you learn how to use the printed music, there is a vast amount of it available everywhere.
Almost all of my students are reading melodies using real notation by the 4th or 5th lesson. Reading melodies they like and want to play. Although my students know how to use tab, Notation is the best way and they all prefer it, once they know the difference. Like the Stairway To Heaven Solo, or any of the beautiful Spanish melodies from J.Rodrigo, or blues ,jazz,rock and roll, once you can read, you can read anything in print on your own.
All of my students learn rhythm skills playing scales and songs with a metronome, so you learn how to play in time, as you develop stronger rhythm skills you can play better alone or with other people.
All of my students learn the Music Theory. What Time Signatures are and mean, Scales and scale harmonization. Chord progressions and playing through the chord changes. All of these and more are the fundamentals you will begin to work on in the first 4-5 hours of lessons with me.
I just don't show you songs, I teach you to teach yourself and begin to become musically independent.
Work on picking and speed and most importantly touch and feel.
Work on Finger picking as well, learn to use all 5 fingers on your right hand. or use the pick and 3 fingers, with me you WILL use your pinky or little finger.
By 3-4 months we will have covered the fundamentals and be working on more advanced material, songs and technique.
*** Studio Equipment ***
separate room with seating for parents
*** Specialties ***
I use a Learn to play Guitar book that i wrote and self publish in full color. I also use several books by Jerry Coker with some jazz students,and I recommend the Harvard Dictionary of music to students
I teach the fundamentals of music applied to the guitar and bass, as well as metronome skills,sight reading and music theory.
Verified Student · Guitar · Online
Verified Student · Guitar · Online
Verified Student · Classical Guitar · In studio
Experienced teacher, with 14 years of private teaching experience, including six years as the Horn Instructor for the Wellesley Public Schools and for the Dana Ha
Extensive recording experience, including TV shows and performances on one Grammy Award Winning Recording and one Grammy Nominated Recording with the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
· French Horn · In studio
We were very sad when Joey moved from Massachusetts to Tennessee.
· French Horn · In studio
Best of luck in Nashville
· French Horn · In studio
Verified Student · Mandolin · Online
Verified Student · Violin · Online
Verified Student · Violin · In home
A composer and music technologist. Composing experience is diverse and includes composing for orchestras, and composing with computers for multimedia, computer games and film. Academic, research and work experience in Music Composition, Film
Has been the Director of Music & Sound Production Department at SEBIT LLC., Between 1996-2015. SEBIT's primary areas of focus are E-Learning, Multimedia and Game Development, as well as research in these areas. It is located at Skysong, Arizona State University, Scottsdale AZ, USA.
Now teaching at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN as a professor.
Verified Student · Piano · In studio
Verified Student · Piano · In home
· Film Production · In studio
First and foremost, I am passionate about teaching music in a way that leaves each student connected to the joy of creative play. No matter what age, skill level, or instr
· Singing · In home
· Songwriting · In home
· Music Performance · In home
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